Book Review: Elegy (Hereafter #3)

Author: Tara Hudson

Genre: YA paranormal
Published: June 4th 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 400
Source: Purchased Hardback
Available at: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Goodreads Summary:

A stalker ghost, misguided Seers, and spellbinding wraiths—Amelia Ashley has faced them all. Now her greatest hope is to spend the rest of her afterlife with her living boyfriend, Joshua. But the demonic forces return to give her an ultimatum: turn herself over to the darkness or watch them murder one living person per week until she does.

Amelia fears she might really be doomed, until the forces of light give her another option. She can join them in their quest to gather souls, with a catch: Once she joins them, she can never see Joshua again.

Faced with impossible choices, Amelia decides to take her afterlife into her own hands—and fight back.

My Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Though Elegy’s ending wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for the Hereafter series, it was one of the best novels I have read this year!

I was really enthralled by the conflict between Amelia and the Netherworld. The battle between good and evil was much more prevalent in this novel than either the first or second, which I liked. I enjoyed the threats the demons spewed. I was captured by the ultimatums and sacrifices Amelia faced. Elegy was so much darker and so much more thrilling, it kept me wondering what could possible happen next? What more could this poor girl go through?

Also, I loved Joshua and Amelia’s relationship. Their love was so strong, which is why, I think, I both loved and hated the ending. It’s so bitter sweet. But as I read the novel, I knew no real ‘happily ever after’ could come of Amelia and Joshua’s love. Not unless a major miracle occurred.

Hereafter has to be one of my all-time favorite series!! If you haven’t read it, I definitely recommend you add it to your list! It’s so well written and it will capture your heart!

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